What are you studying?
What Christ emphasized, He emphasized 2,000 + years ago.
It is as valid today as on the day He spoke.
The essence of Zen Buddhism is extolled as the state of "being"
(in the moment)... - "achieving enlightenment by seeing one's original mind [?] (or original nature [?]) directly; without the intervention of the intellect."
"Practitioners of Zen Meditation place special attention upon the breath and the breathing process to clear the mind and anchor themselves within the "now," or present moment."
No Zen master is sure, or at least, will admit, how that works, exactly, because Zen maintains that "discriminatory knowledge of any kind is delusory/illusory in nature."
It is unadulterated occultism.
Deliberately emptying the mind allows Satan access, without invitation, and he is delighted to oblige, -
The Holy Spirit on the other hand is a perfect gentleman, and will not enter, uninvited.
God's Scriptures unfailingly references the wisdom of knowing the past; recording historically accurate past
information, dates, names, family trees, placesites, cities, nations, weather phenomenon - earthquakes, storms...
1st Corinthians 10:6-11
"6 Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did.
7 Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.”
8 We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day.
9 We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents,
10 nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer.
11 Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come. "
Romans 15:4 "For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope."
In my studies, I feel that Christ emphasized now--... (